Job Overview

Summary

THIS POSITION IS OPENED UNTIL FILLED. THE FIRST CUT-OFF DATE IS JANUARY 13, 2017 AND EVERY 15 CALENDAR DAYS THEREAFTER IF A SELECTION IS NOT MADE FROM THE FIRST CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBLES.

 How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

 OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

The Alexandria VA Health Care System is seeking a  Staff Physician (Hematologist/Oncologist) who will  be responsible for providing comprehensive medical and selected specialty services for outpatients, inpatients, and nursing home patients.  The Alexandria VA Health Care System, Alexandria, Louisiana is a Joint Commission accredited, complexity level 3 facility serving Veterans within 23 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes. The Alexandria VAHCS is located in Pineville, Louisiana with community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Jennings, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Fort Polk, and Natchitoches, Louisiana.


The Alexandria VA Health Care System is located in the Heart of Louisiana. Alexandria is quickly emerging as one of the nation's best places to start a business, raise a family, and explore the great outdoors. It is a national leader in new and expanded business development and was recently named one of the twenty best cities in the country to find a job. National Geographic Traveler ranks Alexandria as one of America's top ten "wilderness towns" because of its incredible access to one of the country's most beautiful and expansive national forests.


Central Louisiana has become known as "The Crossroads," a place where all of Louisiana comes together - from culture to food and music. With a population of over 46,342, Alexandria continues to grow in every sector of our society. The city of Alexandria is adjacent to the city of Pineville and separated by the Red River. Alexandria sits on the central corridor of I-49 which makes it a quick access to several major Metro cities. Alexandria is only 2 hours from Shreveport, LA, 3 1/2 hours from New Orleans, LA, and 4 1/2 hours from Dallas and Houston, TX.

Relocation Expenses:  Relocation expenses ARE NOT authorized for this position.

A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive maybe authorized for a highly qualified candidate.

Duties

An opportunity exists for up to a full-time hematologist/oncologist (Preferred Board Certified/Board eligibility in Hematology/Oncology) at the Alexandria VA Health Care System.  The incumbent serves as a Staff Physician (Hematology/Oncology) in Medical Service and is the lead for Cancer Care at Alexandria VA Health Care System (VAHCS).  The successful candidate should be comfortable performing all aspects of adult hematology/oncology.  Most care will be provided in an outpatient setting.  Incumbent is a member of Tumor Board as well as other applicable committees locally and nationally as needed.  The selected candidate should the ability to work well with a large, diverse and dedicated patient care staff; duties include but are not limited to:

  • Diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with hematology and oncology diseases according tp standard, usual and acceptable or customary methods and techniques in the outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Specific services include, but are not limited to, palliative care, biopsy and aspiration and providing medical oversight for the Chemotherapy Infusion Room.
  • The physician will report to the Chief of Medical Service or his/her designee.
  • The incumbent shall be expected to cooperate with, and participate in, medical duties or functions related to quality of care and peer review along with improvement/ performance improvement activities at the direction of the Chief of Medical Service.

Work Schedule: Full-time. (Dayshift: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Part-Time or Intermittent may be available.

Bargaining:  This position is eligible for union representation and the Merit Promotion provisions of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Union contract will apply.

A RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: May be available for highly qualified candidates or candidates may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), subject to availability.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

The Selectee will be required to serve a two-year probationary period.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Minimal travel; may be some for VHA training/meetings

Relocation Authorized

  • No